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      Scanning Electron Microscopy of the Adult Rabbit Lens

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          Whole rabbit lenses which have been fixed and dried by a critical point drying process were fractured in the dried state, and the exposed internal surfaces were examined with a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Virtually the entire field of fiber endings at a suture can be reproducibly exposed, and examined with the SEM. Other structural features of the lens fiber cells were systematically recorded at various locations from the center of the lens to the equator. The superficial, differentiating fibers tend to fracture through the cytoplasm, exposing the cell nuclei, whereas the mature fibers tend to fracture between adjacent cells, exposing cell surfaces.

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          Ophthalmic Res
          10.1159/issn.0030-3747
          Ophthalmic Research
          S. Karger AG
          0030-3747
          1423-0259
          1976
          1976
          03 December 2009
          : 8
          : 6
          : 443-455
          Affiliations
          Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, Detroit, Mich.
          Article
          264853 Ophthalmic Res 1976;8:443–455
          10.1159/000264853
          © 1976 S. Karger AG, Basel

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